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View Poll Results: How would you desribe your driving habits in the M3?
I baby the car. Never redline, let engine warm up before I go over 3K RPMs, crawl over speedbumps 9 15.25%
I typically am a very cautious driver, but at times will do some "spirited" driving 38 64.41%
The road is my person racetrack. 6 10.17%
I drive the thing like I stole it. I am surprised it hasn't broken down more. 6 10.17%
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      12-19-2014, 01:29 PM   #1
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How do you drive your M3 on a daily basis?

I wanted to get an idea of how you all drive your M3. I am talking on a day to day basis, on the street, from point A to point B, as a daily driver, not on the track.
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a quarter mile at a time, when I do, nothing else matters. Not the mortgage, not the store, not the team and all their bullshit. For those 12.8 seconds or less.... I'm free
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a quarter mile at a time, when I do, nothing else matters. Not the mortgage, not the store, not the team and all their bullshit. For those 12.8 seconds or less.... I'm free
Oh dear
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Oh dear
don't forget to add that to your poll...
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a quarter mile at a time, when I do, nothing else matters. Not the mortgage, not the store, not the team and all their bullshit. For those 12.8 seconds or less.... I'm free
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don't forget to add that to your poll...
If I could edit it, you know I would.
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did you see what I did there? 12.8..?
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did you see what I did there? 12.8..?
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Drive? Daily? Does that mean I have to uncover it and take it out of the garage? Ohmygawd NOooooo!!


I am fortunate to have access to a lot of great roads up and down the Mendocino coast where a sports/enthusiast car can be enjoyed without necessarily doing a track day. There is a compromise between appreciating all the performance and handling while being safe, avoiding tickets, and preserving the car in one piece. As with sportbikes, the limits on public roads need be lower than at a racecourse. So no grand theft here but a little petty larceny...
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a quarter mile at a time, when I do, nothing else matters. Not the mortgage, not the store, not the team and all their bullshit. For those 12.8 seconds or less.... I'm free
Haha, go for it bro!
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a quarter mile at a time, when I do, nothing else matters. Not the mortgage, not the store, not the team and all their bullshit. For those 12.8 seconds or less.... I'm free
Who you kidding you drive like my grandpa.
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Who you kidding you drive like my grandpa.
did the double clutching give it away?
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did the double clutching give it away?
No curb feelers and sub 40mph on the freeway.
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Who you kidding you drive like my grandpa.
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As soon as I pull out of my driveway, I put my foot down all the way on the gas until I reach my destination.
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As soon as I pull out of my driveway, I put my foot down all the way on the gas until I reach my destination.
This is great.
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As soon as I pull out of my driveway, I put my foot down all the way on the gas until I reach my destination.
maybe if you're a pro drifter with the right tires.
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As soon as I pull out of my driveway, I put my foot down all the way on the gas until I reach my destination.
Pffff...That means nothing !
I can do that even backwards !
BTW...Same thing with the 12.8 of above !
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On Mondays I try to get it to 20mpg indicated
On Tuesdays I redline it before it warms up to make up for Mondays
On Wednesdays I never shift above third gear
On Thursdays I take each turn twice as fast as on Mondays
On Fridays I attempt to make the average speed match the calendar date
On Saturdays I don't drive it because it's a car-rest day. That way the battery can recouperate and the clutch can rest
On Sundays I drive around the neighborhood and show off my car.

Seriously though, I think you'll find most people drive the car however they feel like that day. Some will baby the car and wonder if it melts if it gets rained on ("what happens when water gets into the hood vents") and some people will red-line it every day just because they can.
IT'S A CAR, not a porcelain vase on wheels.
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